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This Ball Of Magic Instantly Extinguishes Any Fire

Video: The Elide fire ball must be filled with magic potion because it can get thrown into any fire and put it out immediately. Watch this demo video of it as it gets tossed around and turns flame into smoke. Sorcery!


Shocking NASA Satellite Photos Reveal Large Area Covered In Black Smoke Caused By Oil Fires

NASA’s Terris MODIS camera reveals how much black smoke is being pumped into the air because of oil refinery fires in Libya. According to NASA, the fires were “started by attacks on oil terminals in Libya in very early January.” That’s a hell of a lot of smoke.


Red Hot Nickel Ball Burning Tinsel Releases This Thick Poisonous Looking Death Gas

Video: It’s flame retardant tinsel (which has absolutely no chance of standing up to the mighty red hot nickel ball), which probably explains why the smoke it releases looks so damn toxic. I mean, the smoke is so thick that it looks like it’s a yellow green grey sludge and not actually smoke. Inhaling one puff of that smog’s fart must knock you out cold and re-arrange your sense of smell for life.


Why Does Smoke Cover So Much Of South-East Asia?

A haze has periodically wafted over South-East Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public health concern, the problem remains as opaque as the smoke itself, Mike Ives reports.


Crazy Spinning Giant Thai Rocket Is The Awesomest Thing

I don’t really know what’s going on in this video: It starts out with a group of people gathered around an object which then cuts to people fleeing the circle because mad men are lighting the object which then turns into a thick smoke monster threatening Earth and then out pops the coolest rocket thing ever, screwing itself into the air.


Photographing The Perfect Plume Of Smoke Requires Thousands Of Tries

Talk about an ethereal subject. Pure smoke is about as intangible and unpredictable as anything you could think of putting in front of your camera. These beautifully frozen images were the result of literally thousands of attempts by photographer Thomas Herbrich.


These Incredibly Realistic Paintings Are Made Just Using Smoke

This is a portrait of Sir Roger Norrington created by Michael Fennel using just smoke. Not charcoal, not ashes, no fingers, no brushes — just actual smoke coming from a flame, pushing carbon particles into the air until they get stuck to the canvas.


Make A Smoke Waterfall Using Sticky Notes And Fire

Here’s an awesome experiment you can try if you’re looking for a last minute way to decorate your cubicle or house for Halloween. It’s particularly great if you have one of those tiny relaxing waterfalls at your disposal, since replacing the water with cascading smoke is sure to have everyone thinking you’re some kind of wizard — despite your costume.


What's Inside The Vatican's Black And White Smoke Signal

The Vatican needs to find a new Pope. To notify the world of when a new Pope is chosen, the papal conclave will communicate through smoke signal. Black smoke means they haven’t found a Pope, white smoke (or “fumata bianca”) would mean that there is a new Pope. So what’s inside the smoke?


Gizmodo Happy Hour: Making The Angry Ginger

Creating your first craft cocktail takes a lot of trial and error, a bit of science, and a dose of creativity. Today, you’re going to meet The Angry Ginger, Gizmodo’s first (but certainly not our last) attempt and creating an original cocktail. We think you’ll like the results.


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